After registering a nervous win against Scotland at Dunedin earlier today, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult admitted that his team made a heavy weather of the small target by losing too many wickets towards the end.
New Zealand pacers presented a rampant display of pace bowling as they rattled Sri Lanka for a measly total of 138 runs in the first innings, allowing the home side to enforce a follow on in the first Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
At stumps on day three of the third and final test in Hamilton New Zealand required a further 116 runs to beat the West Indies and take the series 2-0 after a dramatic evening session in which the tourists crumbled to just 103 all out
Trent Boult wins this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award after taking career-best figures of 10 for 80 to help New Zealand bounce back from their disappointment in Dunedin to thrash the West Indies in the second Test in Wellington.
Fast-bowler Trent Boult and wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling have been ruled out of the New Zealand side for the first Test against West Indies, which begins tomorrow in Antigua. Both men were named in the Black Caps' original 15-man Test squad back in May, but have sustained quad muscle injuries and missed the drawn warm-up match against WICB President's XI.
Injury-struck New Zealand have added left-arm quick bowler Trent Boult to their One-Day International squad ahead of the West Indies series.
Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram and Ronnie Hira all suffered injuries during the 2-0 Twenty20 International series defeat and Boult was originally on standby for the five-match ODI series.